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ningloreth mentioned that I would be recruiting speakers/workshop leaders for this year's Writercon and here I am doing just that!

Is there a programme item you would like to see?

Is there something you would like to run?

Do you just have an idea?

If so, please comment on this post so I can start drawing a programme together - and if you need my help then the answer is, of course, yes. I have been on many a panel and run many a workshop at previous conventions and it would be a shame to let that hard earned experience go to waste should it be needed.

It would be great to see a variety of media, subjects and activities covered so we have a full programme that is just as enjoyable as the inevitable cocktails!! :D

Sign-up Post for Writercon UK 2016

Friday September 16th to Sunday 18th September

Ramada Hotel, The Butts, Coventry, CV1 3GG

Membership Cost: £37.
This covers room hire, refreshments on Saturday and on Sunday morning, a private room for the Saturday evening buffet (but not the cost of the buffet itself, nor of other meals) and a GOODY BAG!

We have 23 people signed up so far:

Colonel K
Pixie Barefoot

Sadly, brutti_ma_buoni cannot attend.

Friday: Hellos, quiz, goody bags and socialising.
Saturday: A full day of talks and workshops by fanfic writers, fan vidders, and fan artists, followed by more socialising and the buffet.
Sunday morning: The AGM, raffle, even more socialising... and goodbyes :-(

Members are responsible for booking their own accommodation. gillo has once again arranged a special rate, so just mention that you are attending the Writercon event. The price is £65 for a single room and £75 for a double. Car parking is free as a special favour to us. (The hotel does not own the car park).

There will be cocktail menus and a Friday evening menu, with sign-up sheets, as usual.


To sign up for Writercon UK 2016, just comment on this post, copying and pasting the template below. The comments are screened, and if we need to clarify anything, I'll contact you by PM.

You can register now, and pay later. Last call for payments will be a month before the event, but we'll remind you before that if you haven’t paid up!

To pay, use this PayPal button:

IMPORTANT So that we can match you to your payment, please include your real name in your sign-up comment (which is screened), or PM hab318princess and tell her your real name!

Note that membership numbers are limited to a maximum of 40, and membership will be on a first-come first-served basis :-)


tlanti will be recruiting speakers/workshop leaders shortly, and we'll be reminding you about raffle prizes nearer the time.

Finally - don't forget to pimp Writercon UK to all your friends!

Calling All Artists!

As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations, hesadevil has issued a '10 Years of Fandom' banner challenge. The winning banner will feature on the WriterConUK website (and all the runners up will be displayed at the meeting).

Here are the rules:
Size: 800 x 258 pixels (or the same ratio)
Text: All banners must include the text Writercon UK and 10 Years of Fandom
File format: .gif, .jpg or .png
Deadline: 31st May
Submission: Please submit your banner(s) in comment(s) to this post.

You can enter as many banners as you like. hesadevil will choose the winner.

WriterConUK 2016

Hello everybody!

I'm very pleased to announce that, thanks to gillo, we have a date for our 2016 meeting.

WriterConUK 2016 will take place on Sept 16-18 at the Ramada in Coventry.

We're still working out the membership cost but, at the moment, it looks like it will be similar to last year. Watch out for the sign-up post.

As usual, we'll be asking for people to run panels/workshops, so please get thinking!

In addition, this year is our 10th anniversary, so we'll also be asking for ideas to make this meeting a little bit special.

I hope to see you all there!


Just checking I've not missed it - do we have a date for the 10th anniversary event this year??

Happy Birthday

Happy birthdaycuriouswombat have a wonderful day x

My writeup

My write up is mostly a lot of photos but if you're interested they're here

Incidentally if you took pics and wouldn't mind sharing can you point me in the right direction. I'd love to get some up on our social media channels. I'm thinking a Facebook album would be a good idea


My Writercon weekend write up...

I have written up my thoughts about the weekend and they can be found on my journal here.

I can't believe it'll be 10 years next year!!

We have to do something special.  Maybe all the quiz questions will have something to do with 10 (oh - wait, that's given the game away, hasn't it! LOL!)

WriterconUK - Badfic

To write or not to write.
Or: Run away! Run away!

It has become something of a tradition that the last activity at our micro-con is the group creation of a really atrocious piece of bad, BAD fic.

The activity was preceded by PowerPoint, inevitably.Collapse )

And that, Dere Reederz, is why you should join us next year.

Dragon Age Romances

These are the videos I was going to show in my Dragon Age talk had the internet gods not been against us.

First two are random created player characters from videos I found on youtube. The second two are two of my created characters from Dragon Age: Inquisition


Reminder that we still need someone to step up as Treasurer for next year's event. You don't have to be present at the AGM to volunteer. If you can't make it this year but want to be part of next year's committee just let me know here or by PM and you can volunteer by proxy.

If we don't have a full committee by the end of the AGM we will have to look into whether we will be able to continue with the event. Hopefully it won't come to that!

What's Your Fandom - Final Call

Last call for anyone who wants to talk about one of their fandoms as part of my presentation. It doesn't need to be a fandom you are currently active in by the way. Could be you want to talk about a TV show/movie/game/book that you wish more people enjoyed you can talk about that

Here's the list as it stands

sparrow2000 - Buffy
enchantersnight - Hannibal
hils - Dragon Age
kazzy_cee - Sherlock Holmes (all versions)
tlanti - Jurassic Park
curiouswombat - Steampunk


Hello all the lovely attendees (and lovely non-attendees!).

One of the fun recurring programme items is the free raffle. In the past members have managed to pick up bottles of wine, offers of artwork to fit stories, original works of art, and beautiful books, amongst the bounty offered.

This can't happen without the generosity of our members, so please, when you pack your enormous suitcase to travel to The Event this year do find some room to tuck that good book you no longer need, or that jewellery from the show you know others love, into a corner. Someone will be sure to find just the item they need on the raffle table if you do!



Hi all

For personal reasons davidbrider has had to step down as treasurer.

tlanti has kindly stepped in to cover the position for the next couple of weeks but we will be calling for a replacement at the AGM on the 20th.

Have a think if this is something you are interested in and I'm sure curiouswombat will be able to answer any questions about the position and what it involves.

What's Your Fandom

Hi all

I'm still looking for people to talk about one of their fandoms for a few minutes. You really don't want me talking for an hour about all of mine :D

It's very informal and fun and you don't need to come and stand at the front if you don't feel comfortable doing that. Just pretend you're telling a friend about one of the things you love.

Here's who we have signed up at the moment. C'mon you know you want to join us :D

sparrow2000 - Buffy
enchantersnight - Hannibal
hils - Dragon Age
kazzy_cee - Sherlock Holmes (all versions)
tlanti - Jurassic Park
curiouswombat - Steampunk

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